Post # 1
Me and the FI are on a very very small budget and we are thinking about doing just desserts for the reception. Our wedding will start around 4 in the afternoon and it’s going to be very simple and outside. My mother HATES the idea of just having desserts. But she’s not putting any money into the wedding. So do you think just a dessert bar would be tacky? By the way, i bake when i get stressed, so it’s not like it probably isn’t going to be made by me in the days leading up to the wedding anyway!
Post # 3
Not at all tacky. If you just want a brief ceremony with a shorter reception that is over before dinner, it sounds lovely. I would go to that!
Honestly, one of th best wedding I went to was a simple ceremony and punch and cake afterwards. Everyone was just so happy, no amount of any fancy stuff can replace that.
Though don’t forget punch with the dessert!
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Um, yeah, I’m obsessed with this idea. I love love LOVE dessert and I would totally do this if FI would let me! Not tacky at all!!
Post # 5
I think it sounds absolutely, positively delightful 🙂
Post # 6
I think it’s a very cute idea. I would consider either having a very short ceremony or start it earlier so that you won’t have people there at a meal time so they won’t expect more than just desserts.
Post # 7
I’m expecting our ceremony to be 20 minutes or less. Very few people in the wedding party and we both don’t like being in front of people. The reception was just going to be simple and have games set up for people to play so it would be laid back.
Post # 8
Actually dinner receptions are fairly new in history (they’re making a comeback since the Renaissance era) but for a long period of time (including currently in many regions, social circles, and families) that was the only option for a reception was desserts only. Not to mention, the folks who were so prim and proper that they let you know what was what completely accepted them. Why they are considered rude nowadays is beyond me, honestly. They are not tacky and they’re not rude. If a couple is on a budget, for example, it’s better to serve just desserts at a non-meal time than to go into debt serving a full meal for everyone. Etiquette books say that cake and coffee are the basics of refreshments for a reception. Anything beyond that is generous but not required.
Serve whatever you want. It’s not your parents’ wedding. If someone doesn’t like it, they don’t have to attend.